Urban Gardening/ Sustainability Summer Reading Program

Orchid workshop with Clive Atyeo Location; MLK Great Hall Adults and Children Welcome! Event time 1:00pm - 3:00pm
50th Anniversary Balloons

Palisades Library Celebrates 50 Years at the V St NW Location!

Join us for Barefoot Puppets, Mark Greek from the Washingtoniana Room, the Sherier Mountain Boys, Palisades Community Band and more to commemorate our 50th anniversary on V Street NW!Library Director Richard Reyes-Gavilan along with Councilmember Mary Cheh, Friends of Palisades Library, and former Palisades librarians will share remarks beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Adult Summer Reading Finale

After a high speed freeway police chase Madea winds up in front of Judge Mablean.  When the judge learns that the police did not mirandize Madea, she has to bereleased but Judge Mablean decides to put Madea in an anger management class.  As soon as Madea returns home, she finds a wild party being hosted by her brother, Joe. 

Climate Change, the Science and Implications

Come hear about the science and implications of climate change from Benjamin Cash, a research scientist at the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies.

Big City Composting with Veteran Compost

DC has more and more options for composting your kitchen scraps as a way to produce less trash and create rich mulch for your garden and house plants. Join us for a presentation by Veteran Compost about the ins and outs of managing an urban compost system and ideas for maintaining a home system.

Author Talk: Claire Griffin Discusses "Nowhere To Run"

Join Caire Griffin and the Tenley-Friendship Book Discussion Group for an author talk and discussion on

Summer Sunday Game Days

Join us every other Sunday this summer for Chess, Scrabble, Uno and more! As part of our Summer Reading initiative we will be hosting regular game days for our patrons to relax and play games with each other and with staff members.

Tasting Coffee

DC has more good coffee than ever with gourmet coffee shops popping up every day, and the range of deliciousness is huge. Join us for two Saturdays of fun, guided tasting activities with our friends from Peregrine Espresso and MadCap Coffee.

TED TALKS Presentations and Discussion

Become inspired, explore new concepts, learn ways of improving yourself and more through our TED Steaming Online Video Talks and Discussions.  TED is  a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world's most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls who engage in sharing  ideas other, both online and at TED and TEDx events around the world, all year long.